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   Re: [xml-dev] Suggestions for a slightly less verbose (and easier to au

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Simon St.Laurent wrote
> I'll admit to getting fed up with typing end-tags on occasion.  However, I
> find typing it far simpler than trying to sort out the meaning of:
> </></></>
> Figuring out where the end tags belong can still become a non-trivial
> problem quite rapidly.

True, but my suggestion does not prevent you using the name in the closing
tag when it is useful.  Also, I imagine you normally use some kind of
indentation to make the suggested case a little easier to read.

> If you want that short form, or any of the other short forms you list, I'd
> strongly recommend writing some simple code that converts from the short
> form to the more verbose XML 1.0.

Sure, I was thinking of adding these extensions (perhaps they should be
called contractions) as an option to ElCel's xmlcanon [1].  Would anybody
find this useful?


[1] http://www.elcel.com/products/xmlcanon.html


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